Biography

Larisa Baghdasaryan on the piano

Enthusiasm for music and its versatility are my constant companions.

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, growing up with three older brothers who are all musically talented and a mother who worked for over 15 years as a piano teacher, music has accompanied me since childhood. So for me, the decision to become a musician was very close to home. I discovered a passion for piano very early and started learning piano at the age of four. Only six years later I had my first concert with an orchestra (Bach Concerto in F Minor). This foray into the “concert world” remains for me still unforgettable. After this experience I was aware that I could not live without the music and that I would do everything to become a musician. Afterwards I had various appearances in different countries, such as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the USA, and Armenia. My performances increasingly encouraged me to continue to develop in music. In addition to my solo careers, I am also active in different chamber music groups and have worked with a variety of classic singers.

But not only classical music has its place in my heart. For some years now I am also active as a jazz / pop singer, playing free improvisation with my band and writing my own songs.

In addition to the interpretation and composition, the transfer of my knowledge is very important to me, which is why I also teach piano for children and adults.


Musical Training:

2017 – 2019
Zurich University of the Arts, Master in Music Pedagogy with Prof. Karl-Andreas Kolly

2014 – 2016
Zurich University of the Arts, Master Music Concert Performance with Prof. Karl-Andreas Kolly

2010 – 2014
Bachelor’s degree, Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan with Prof. Rosa Tandilyan

2007 – 2010
Tschaikovsky Music School of Yerevan (diploma with distinction) with Prof. Elsa Tandilyan

2000 – 2007
Sayat-Nova Music School Yerevan (diploma with distinction) with Prof. Elsa Tandilyan


Masterclasses:

2020
Sommerakademie Biel by Prof. Karl-Andreas Kolly

2019
Thomas Hampson, Priya Mitchell

2018
Priya Mitchell, Richard Goode

2017
Josef Breinl, Brigitte Fassbänder, Gabor Varga, German Toro-Pérez

2016
Georges Aperghis, Jonathan Stockhammer, Jörg Widmann

2014/15
Louise Hopkins, Volker Jacobsen, Tim Kliphuis, Tamara Kordzadze, Konstantin Lifshitz


Awards:

2017
Rahn Music Prize Competition, Zurich – Culture Fund Award

2012
“Renaissance” Int. Music Competition, Armenia – 1st place

2008
Young Pianists Competition, Armenia – 1st place

2007
Piano Competition, Armenia – Best Musician

2006
Competition for young pianists, Armenia – 1st place

2003
E. Khachatryan Competition, Armenia – Special Prize


Konzertliste:

Switzerland

  • Tonhalle, Zurich
  • Kaufleuten, Zurich
  • Limmathalle, Zurich
  • Hombi’s Salon, Zurich
  • Nova.Theater, Zurich
  • Mainstation HB, Zurich
  • Culture & Convention center “KuK”, Aarau
  • „La Prairié“ Bellmund, Biel
  • Volkshaus, Biel
  • Concert Hall Musikinsel, Rheinau
  • Baroque hall of Villa Mettlen, Muri
  • Rathauslaube, Schaffhausen

Germany/Austria

  • Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna
  • Gasteig Philharmonic, Munich
  • Clara Schumann Saal, Frankfurt
  • Concert Hall Schloss Hallenburg, Schlitz

Armenia

  • Arno Babajanyan Philharmonic Hall, Yerevan
  • Aram Khachaturyan Philharmonic Hall, Yerevan

Press

Tagesanzeiger, 12.03.2019
Pfäffikerin, July 2020
Newsletter Verein YOUTH CLASSICS, Januar 2014

Recordings

Classic Music

G. Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Hugo Wolf/Eduard Mörike – “Erstes Liebeslied eines Mädchens”
Komitas – “Tsirani Tsar”
Daniel Schnyder “Sonata für Sopransaxophon und Klavier”, 4.Satz

Band

Freie Improvisation 1
Freie Improvisation 2
Larisa – Light

Contact

For inquiries you can use my contact form here. You are also welcome to contact me via my email address info@larisabaghdasaryan.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

booking: info@larisabaghdasaryan.com


Performances

My next performances:

24.10.2020
19h30
Benefit concert for Berg-Karabach
Orgelsaal 7.K06, Toni-Areal
Förrlibuckstrasse 109, 8005 Zürich
25.10.2020
17h00
Solo-Concert
House Wyss
Birkenweg 2, 8702 Zollikon
30.10.2020
17h00
Jugendgottesdienst der reformierten
Kirchgemeindehaus Winterthur-Stadt
Liebestrasse 3, 8400 Winterthur
07.11.2020
19h30
Solo-Concert
kultur zoberschtobe
Fliederstrasse 21, 8006 Zürich
Tickets
13.11.2020
17h00
Jugendgottesdienst der reformierten
Kirchgemeindehaus Winterthur-Stadt
Liebestrasse 3, 8400 Winterthur
27.11.2020
17h00
Jugendgottesdienst der reformierten
Kirchgemeindehaus Winterthur-Stadt
Liebestrasse 3, 8400 Winterthur
09.12.2020
19h00
Duo-Concert: “Sax and the City”
Saxophone & Piano with Valeriya Bernikova
Theater Stok
Hirschengraben 42, 8001 Zürich
11 – 14.12.2020
17h30/18h30/19h30
Daily Solo-Concerts
“Zauberwald Lenzerheide”

My past performances:

11.10.2020
17h00
Duo-Concert with Nora Bertogg
Loesaal, Loestrasse 26, 7001 Chur
18.09.2020
18h30
Duo-Concert with Azat Fishyan
Orgelsaal, Toni-Areal
Förrlibuckstrasse 109, 8005 Zürich
09.07.2020
20h30
Duo-Concert
Voice & Piano with Anna Gitschthaler
NOVA.Theater
Spitalstrasse 1, 8808 Pfäffikon SZ
02.05.2020
19h30
Duo-Concert
Voice & Piano with Nora Bertogg
Graubünden
21.02.2020
15h30
Private-Concert
Duo-Concert with Nora Bertogg
Tertianum Höngg
02.02.2020Private Event
Duo-Concert with Azat Fishyan – Violin & Piano
Hombis Salon
Dialogweg 11, 8050 Zürich
31.12.2019
18h30
Galadinner
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
Orellistrasse 21, 8044 Zürich
Tickets: zuerichberg@sorellhotels.com
15.12.2019
18h00
Private-Concert
Zürich
01.12.2019
15h00
Zschokke Day 2019
Kultur und Kongresshaus (KuK)
Schlossplatz 9, 5000 Aarau
08.11.2019
18h00
Duo-Concert with Valeriya Bernikova (Saxophone)
Private Event
07.11.2019
18h00
Duo-Concert with Anna Gitschthaler (Sopran)
NOVA.Theater
Spitalstrasse 1, 8808 Pfäffikon SZ
02.11.2019
11h00
Rahn Concert Più
Kaufleuten Club
Pelikanplatz 18, 8001 Zürich
27.10.2019
12h00
Solo-Concert, Sunday-Matinée
Private Event
2500 Biel
25.10.2019
20h00
Duo-Concert with Lara Ariznabarreta Barriga (Cello)
Private Event
2500 Biel
07.09.2019
20h00
Closing Concert (Masterclass)
Hotel Laudinella
via Tegiatscha 17, 7500 St. Moritz
02.07.2019
07h00 &
17h30
Rush Hour concert
Main Hall Zurich Main Station
Bahnhofplatz 1, 8001 Zürich
21.06.2019
19h30
Solo-Konzert: Klassik/Jazz/Pop
Club Mehrspur, Toni-Areal
Förrlibuckstrasse 109, 8005 Zürich
08.03.2019
19h30
VI. Rahn Konzert Continuo,
Grosser Konzertsaal
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), Zurich
27.01.2019
17h00
House Concert Wyss
Birkenweg 2, Zollikon (ZH)
13.12.2018
19h00
“East Meets West“
House Concert Richard Irniger
Schneckenmannstrasse 8, 8044 Zurich

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